The Louvre is an iconic landmark in Paris. It is also the largest collection of art in the world.

France travel guide

Tourists flock to France every year, and every traveler has the country on their bucket list. France oozes culture. It is famous for its food, art, wine, and architecture. You could spend a month in the beautiful country and still not experience everything.

Paris is the main attraction. Everyone knows about the Eiffel Tower, the Arc du Triomphe, and the Louvre. But take a trip to the countryside. Taste the wine in Burgundy, Bordeaux, and Provence. Visit the gorgeous resorts towns of Marseille, Nice, and Cannes on the southern coast of France. There’s a reason so many Englishmen vacation there.

basic information

Language: The main language in France is French.

Currency: The currency in France is the Euro (EUR). 1 USD is equal to about 0.95 EUR.

Plugs: The French use type C and E plugs. The standard voltage is 230 V, and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. I highly recommend buying a universal adapter and a converter for hairdryers and other hot products.

Safety: France is a safe country. But be aware of your surroundings. Pickpockets are common in tourist areas of Paris.

Destinations

The best time to visit

Andrew smiles in front of the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris.

The best time to visit France is during its shoulder seasons: April to June and September to November. Flights and hotels are cheaper, and there are fewer tourists. Seriously, there are tons of tourists in the summer. Going off season could make your trip a lot more enjoyable.

But summer is the perfect time to visit the French Riviera in the south. Just make sure to book your trip far in advance. Flights and hotels will go quick, so it’s never too soon to plan your vacation.

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